from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse. synonym: abuse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To treat ill; abuse; treat roughly, rudely, or with unkindness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To treat badly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb treat badly


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